Ashley Padgett most recently served as Artist in Residence and Education Coordinator at RDG Art Studio in Des Moines Iowa where her love of pottery and decorative work combined to create her new body focusing on gender and memory. She has taught at the City of Columbia art Center, Coastal Carolina University, Kansas State University, RDG Art Studio, and the Des Moines Art Center. Her Ceramics career spans 10 years of teaching and learning in many different locations across the country. She received her MFA from Kansas State University and BFA from the University of South Carolina. Ashley lives with her husband, pitbull, and cat in upstate New Jersey. 

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